Saturday June 23rd from 7am -10am with coffee, pastries and fashionable Pink Triangle t-shirts for all who volunteer for the installation. The Commemoration Ceremony follows at 10:30am with various dignitaries including elected officials, some of the Grand Marshals and honorees, plus the SF Lesbian Gay Freedom Band.
This gigantic display is a visible yet mute reminder of man’s inhumanity to man. It is almost 200 feet across, one acre in size, and can be seen for 20 miles. The community has embraced the pink triangle as a symbol of pride, though it was once used in an attempt to label and persecute. We must remind people of the hatred and prejudice of the past to help educate others to prevent such hatred from happening again. What happened in the Holocaust must not be forgotten and must not be repeated.
The Pink Triangle doesn’t just magically float up onto Twin Peaks each year! Many hardworking individuals volunteer to make the display possible every year by climbing the hill and installing over 175 bright pink canvasses and thousands of steel spikes.